When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of November 29, 2015, CCJ band Always At The Ready led music and we sang:
A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
Written by Daniel Ross, Kurt Neighbors; 2010. This is a song of hope and trust knowing that God is in control of things, not us.
Buy “A Way Out Of No Way” by (CCJ band) Narrow Path.
Download “A Way Out Of No Way (Live at CCJ)” by We Come Alive here.
BREAK EVERY CHAIN
Written by Will Reagan, 2009. A simple song reminding us there is power in Jesus’ name. He alone is able to break the chains of sin that bind us so easily.
Buy “Break Every Chain” by The Digital Age.
ROCK OF AGES
Written by Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830. I love the line “Let the water and the blood/From Thy wounded side which flowed/Be of sin the double cure/Save from wrath and make me pure.”
Download “Rock Of Ages (Live at CCJ)” by Alyssa + The Trio.
Written by Matt Redman, 2004. This song has such great words. “We’re going with a passion for Your name/Send us out.” I often wonder about myself, just how much am I going with a true passion for His name?
Buy “Mission’s Flame” by Matt Redman.
Written by Thomas Ken, 1674. This is a song we (“all creatures here below”) can sing with the angels (“ye heavenly hosts”). We end this song in agreement with what we have just sung (“amen”).
Buy “Doxology” by David Crowder Band.
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. The song is more or less taken from Ephesians 2, a great part of Scripture dedicated to explaining how we are dead in our sins but God’s saving grace makes us alive. Verse one leads into a pre-chorus that is a question (“born of man and choosing sin/who will bring me to life?”). Verse two leads into the same pre-chorus but is now a statement (“set me free and now I can see/who will bring me to life.”).